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Serfas Krest 9r MTB Tires First impression

Posted by Moe Ramirez On November - 11 - 2008

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I’ve used Serfas saddlebags and racks in the past, but I didn’t know that they also sell tires. The good folks from Serfas sent us a pair of their Krest 9r MTB tires for me to test on my KHS Solo One 29er. My Solo One comes with Kenda Nevegals, a tire that really performs well on the terrain that I ride.


Krest 9er on left, Nevegal on right.

The Krest 9r have a similar pattern as the Nevegals, except for smaller knobs. The big difference is their weight:


Weight of 1 Kenda Nevegal 29er tire.


Weight of 1 Serfas Krest 9r tire.

That’s right folks, almost a pound lighter PER tire! The Serfas Krest 9r weighs almost as much as a 26er, that impressed me quite a bit.

Last Sunday, RL and I hit the Loop early in the morning for a quick training ride. I was eager to see how the Serfas Krest 9r were going to perform. The dirt was nice and packed, it looks like last week’s rain did the trail some good. The tires offered great grip and rolled rather fast.

The bike cornered well and when we rode through some loose stuff, the bike wiggled minimally. My first impression of these tires is very positive, I will put on some more miles and write full review on durability and how the tires handle on other type of terrain.

5 Responses to “Serfas Krest 9r MTB Tires First impression”

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  2. john says:

    How much$$?

  3. Quinn says:

    This is awesome, I have had my eye on these for a while, a lot of people here in the dessert like the rampage, so I am curious about the krest.

    Serfas makes an excellent tire, I put 1,700 miles on a pair of 26″ Drifters, with out a flat thanks to their FPS (Flat Protection System), an internal Mr Tuffy that comes in all their tires.

    2 months ago I bought a pair of the 9′r Drifters for winter commuting, set them up “ghetto” tubeless and am writing a Guest Article on them.

  4. Adam says:

    3 ounces is less than 1/4 pound, certainly not almost a pound and still less than half a pound difference over a pair of tyres. Sorry, just had to point that out.

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